Highlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,612 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highlands is the 268th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Highlands is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Highlands is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highlands who work in office and administrative support (16.63%), sales jobs (12.06%), and food service (9.85%).
Also of interest is that Highlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of people in Highlands with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.72% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Highlands in 2018 was $25,308, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,232 for a family of four. However, Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highlands is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highlands also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highlands include Irish, German, English, French, and Scottish.
Highlands also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.60%.
The most common language spoken in Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.